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Grand Rapids in 1856

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Women Support Prohibition

Women Support Prohibition


Two women, possibly members of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, stand in front of a house with four children, an older boy and three young girls. One girl holds a sign reading "No Beer" while another sign reads "We want Milk." The smallest child hold a glass bottle of milk as if it were a doll. Behind her is an American flag held by one of the women. All wear coats and hats, and the bare tree in the background indicates it may be near election time in November when the vote for or against prohibition occurred.


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TitleWomen Support Prohibition

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Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionDorothy Keister Coll. 101-1-17.2431: History & Special Collections Dept.

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InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI

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